Over the years, scientists have warned against the disposal of plastic waste into the oceans and its environs; has it further said that the substance can afflict land, waterways, and oceans.
Different countries have tried implementing strategies to create a long-lasting solution, while some have succeeded and others still in a hunt; these Ghanaian youths may have found the multi-millionaire solution for their country plastic problems.
These Ghanaian youths have undertaking projects that recycle plastic waste into fuel like grease, diesel, and petrol for household use.
The project has been granted a GEFSGPGhana UNDP Ghana support to start the pilot stage of the laudable initiative.
This came at a time when plastic has become a herculean menace for most metropolitan countries. Despite these challenges, these young Ghanaians from Banda Nkwanta in the Brong-Ahafo region, have found a lasting solution of recycling plastic waste into fuel, which hopefully could be used to power cars and household appliances.
It is estimated that 1.1 to 8.8 million metric tons (MT) of plastic waste enters the ocean from coastal communities annually.
Plastic to fuel projects is fast gaining traction in the energy industry, with raising awareness of the prolific environmental indemnity caused by single-use plastics and people’s limited recycling habits leading researchers to turn to alternative disposal methods for our mounting plastic output.
These creative Ghanaian geniuses made use of very simple and local means to covert plastic waste into fuels.
Their innovation of plastics-to-fuel holds a solution in not only curbing such pervasive pollution but also providing a significant economic benefit to Ghana and creating employment opportunities.
Plastic-derived fuels also have the capacity of producing a cleaner-burning fuel than indigenous sources due to their low sulphur content, considering the majority of Third World nations use of sulphur-heavy diesel.
However, the names of extraordinary brilliant Ghanaians who have been granted full scholarships in 2019 to world-class universities in the United States have been provided following their unmatched top SAT scores.
Among the list are notable performing senior high schools in Ghana such as Opoku Ware High School, Tamale Senior High school, Wesley Girls High School, Prempeh College, and others.